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Table 1 The genus Dirofilaria

From: Dirofilariosis in the Americas: a more virulent Dirofilaria immitis?

Subgenus and species Host (families) Geographical distribution
Subgenus Dirofilaria   
D. ailure Ryjikov and Románova, 1961 Procyonidae China
D. freitasi Machado de Mendonca, 1949 Bradypodidae Brazil
D. immitis (Leidy, 1856) Canidae, Felidae, Hominidae, and many others Cosmopolitan
D. lutrae Orihel, 1965 Mustelidae USA
D. spectans Freitas and Lent, 1949 Hominidae (single case), Mustelidae Brazil
Subgenus Nochtiella   
D. acutiuscula (Molin, 1858) Canidae, Caviidae, Felidae, Tayassuidae South America, USA
D. bonnie Vogel and Vogelsang, 1930 Muridae Java
D. cancrivori Eberhard, 1978 Procyonidae Guyana
D. corynodes (Linstow, 1899) Cercopithecidae Africa, Thailand
D. genettae Baylis, 1928 Felidae, Viverridae Nigeria
D. granulosa (Linstow, 1906) Felidae Africa, Asia
D. incrassata (Molin, 1858) Bradypodidae, Procyonidae Brazil and Central America
D. linstowi Dissanaike, 1972 Cercopithecidae Sri Lanka
D. macacae Sandground, 1933 Cercopithecidae Indochina
D. macrodemos Eberhard, 1978 Bradypodidae Guyana, Panama
D. magnilarvata Price, 1959 Cercopithecidae, Hominidae, Hylobatidae Malaya
D. minor Sandground, 1933 Felidae Vietnam
D. pagumae Sandground, 1933 Viverridae Indochina
D. panamensis Eberhard, 1978 Bradypodidae Panama
D. repens Railliet and Henry, 1911 Canidae, Felidae, Hominidae, Viverridae Europe, Asia, Africa
D. sachsi Shoho, 1974 Bovidae East Africa
D. striata (Molin, 1858) Canidae, Felidae, Hominidae (single case), Tayassuidae Brazil, Venezuela, USA
D. subdermata Mönnig, 1924 Erethizontidae North America, South Africa
D. sudanensis (Linstow in Schipley 1902) Felidae, Hyaenidae Sudan
D. tawila Khalil, 1932 Cercopithecidae Africa
D. tenuis Chandler, 1942 Hominidae, Procyonidae North America
D. ursi Yamaguti, 1941 Felidae, Hominidae, Ursidae Asia, North America
  1. Checklist of valid species of Dirofilaria (adapted from Ref. [1]). Species of questionable validity are not listed.